ARTICLES OF BELIEF
In order to preserve the function and integrity of our ministry in its mission to proclaim the absolute truth and authority of Scripture and to provide a biblical role model to our attendees, it is imperative that we abide by and agree to our Articles of Faith. The doctrines of Creator and Creation cannot ultimately be divorced from the gospel of Yeshua the Messiah.
The sixty-six (66) books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in such fields as history and science.
The great Flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide (global) in its extent and effect.
The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is the Torah. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework upon which to base everything else.
The ‘new’ covenant is outlined in Jeremiah 31:31. Elohim will put His Torah on our hearts. It is the same Torah given to Israel through Moses and found in the first five books of your Bible. The cost of becoming a disciple of Yeshua is following Him in obedience to the Torah just as he was obedient. He said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Those commandments include the commandments given in the Torah.
You may have read the TaNaKh (Old Testament), but you may not have realized that when you read the Torah, you were reading the very teachings and instructions that Elohim expects you to keep if you accept Yeshua and come into covenant with Him.
This may be the first time you have heard that Elohim expects anything from you. You may have heard that all you have to do is say the ‘sinner’s prayer’ and you have an all-expenses paid trip to heaven. I encourage you to read what the Scriptures actually say, and compare what is written there with what you have heard. When you do, I think you will be surprised to learn what the Bible teaches.
When Paul and the other ‘New’ Testament writers write about the Scriptures, they are referring only to the ‘Old’ Testament, the Torah primarily, the Prophets, and the Writings? There was no New Testament in their days. We examine what the Scriptures say, what they mean in the context and culture they were given, how we can most honorably apply them in our lives today, and how we can do what Elohim is trying to teach us to do.
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For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5)
“To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord, Messiah Yeshua, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-5)
Yeshua (Jesus) is the Savior, Redeemer, and Messiah of all those who accept His Father’s covenant of love. He came in the flesh to lead Israel back to obedience of His Father’s covenant of love that they broke. He showed them the way of faith and faithfulness and bid them “Follow me.”
Yeshua extended the call to repent and return to the Elohim (God) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to those who were born into the covenant and all those who desired to accept the covenant and be grafted into Israel.
Yeshua is the only way to Our Father, but it is the real Jewish, Torah observant Yeshua, not the Greek Torah-breaking Jesus that many have been taught about. Here we study the Scriptures to show ourselves approved to Elohim in the way He wants His people to act. We obey His instructions not to be saved, we are saved through Messiah Yeshua, but because we are saved, and we love Him, we keep His commandments, all of them. Yeshua said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
When asked, Yeshua said the greatest commandment is “You shall love Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” We strive to love Him, the way He instructs us to love Him, not the way man-made traditions say we should show our love for Him.
RUACH HA KODESH (HOLY SPIRIT)
Introduced in Genesis 1.2b. In the TaNaKh, The Spirit of God came upon individuals during the times of our forefathers, like Moses, David (2 Samuel 23.1-3), and the Prophets, for specific purposes and limited duration.
In the New Testament, Yeshua the Messiah promised His disciples that “the Comforter” would come to them after He was gone, described as the Spirit of Truth, would guide us into all truth and would glorify Him, the Messiah (John 16.13-15). HIs commandments are truth (Ps 119:151, 1Jn 2:4) He empowers us (Acts 1.8). He seals us (Ephesians 1.13; 4.30). If we have not the Spirit, we are not His (Romans 8.9). He leads us and teaches us (Romans 8.14-17). His indwelling enables us to live a life of obedience to His instructions. “Repent, be immersed, and receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2.38).
Man is a special creation of Elohim superior to the animals, birds and fish, and created in the image of Elohim. The special creation of Adam (the first man) and Eve (the first woman) and their subsequent fall into sin, is the basis for the necessity of salvation for mankind.
Death (both physical and spiritual) and bloodshed entered into this world subsequent to and as a direct consequence of man's sin.
All mankind are sinners, inherently from Adam and individually (by choice) and are therefore subject to God's wrath and condemnation. It is not Elohim’s desire to condemn anyone, and would rather that all come to Him through His Son Messiah Yeshua and keep His commandments (Jn 3:16).